This week’s video is from New Haven’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum on 12/29/93. The 1993 New Year’s run is memorable for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the shows were outstanding, particularly the 30th and 31st. Nearly as remarkable was the aquarium stage set-up that is still recalled fondly by fans almost twenty years later, but those are the obvious points. It’s some of the less obvious parts that make this video particularly interesting.
Can't recall which three Phish songs mention fish? Want to name a pet with their lyrics without having yet another cat named Tela? Want to know the name of a song but can only remember that it mentions Paris or Aquitana? Want to know how many tools or toys appear in Phish lyrics? Want to find out about Elihu but can’t find the song history because you don’t know the title of that song? Now, you can!
Originally published in the second edition of The Phish Companion, the Lyrics Index is now completely revised, updated, and connected from the site's navigation menu (under Music). This is a selective topical index of over 4,000 song references for more than 1,750 words and phrases that appear in the lyrics of more than 225 Phish originals, all organized in 45 topical categories.
The growth of the index, including both corrections and additional (post-TPC2) songs, is due in large part to the assistance of forum regulars Axilla_Part_2_Not_Part_1, BBFCFNJ, forbin1, karmapolice, johnnyd, phan83, ToxicPastePurpleWaste, and WGphan92. Thank you for your help!
Welcome to the last Mystery Jam of March here at Phish.net. Why might that be significant? Well, as you may or may not know, March is International Vacuum Month (ok, fine, those buzzkills at the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association have changed it to "International Spring Cleaning Month," but they kinda suck). Purists among us know March is the month of the vacuum. As usual, we will be playing for an MP3 download, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. The rules haven't changed: you need to correctly identify the song and the date to win. Post your guess in the comments. One guess per person per day (with the second “day” starting after I post the hint). A hint will be posted on Tuesday (if necessary) and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...
Tuesday Hint: Sigh. No hint needed this week.
As a director of the Mockingbird Foundation, there are few things in life that make me happier than receiving a video like this and "thank you" letter from one of our grantees:
"On behalf of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, please accept our deepest appreciation for the support from the Mockingbird Foundation for the Student-to-Student program. I am attaching a video that features some of the students, as well as performances from Chapter Day -- a day of Master Classes that brings professional musicians from all corners of the world to Bridgeport. The children attend the classes, the performances, and some of the children even get to perform with the pro's. It's a great day.
This is a whopper folks! Be sure to watch it!
For the second week in a row, we are pleased to have a YouTube video debuting for the first time on Video of the Week here on Phish.net.
All we can say is "Wow!" Dan's and my breath were taken away watching this extraordinary 25 minutes from 1994-11-22 at Phish's performance of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav at the one and only stint at University of Missouri's Jesse Auditorium. Among other highlights of the show were the only performance of Blackbird outside of Halloween at Glens Falls, the final performance of Little Tiny Butter Biscuits, and a Big Black Fury Creature From Mars that started electric and morphed into the acoustic lineup that had been so prevelant this tour. However, the highlight of the night, indeed was the Jam > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav which ended up being included as filler for Live Phish 18 (the legendary Bomb Factory show).
If you've had even a cursory eye on Phish videos lately, you probably noticed some great videos uploaded by @telekinetica. Dave has a slew of videos on YouTube spanning not only Phish & Trey, but Santana, Hendrix, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys and a whole lot more. Be sure to check out some of his nearly 500 videos on You Tube.
Read on to hear some thoughts from Dave about this great video...
Be sure to check out the article written by the Associate Principal Second Violinist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mark Kashper, about performing with Trey, that is available on Relix, here.
Welcome to Mystery Jam Monday Part 91 at Phish.net. This week we will be playing for TWO MP3 downloads, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net (and @RabeldyNugs). The rules haven't changed: you need to correctly identify the song and the date to win. Post your guess in the comments. One guess per person per day (with the second “day” starting after I post the hint). A hint will be posted on Tuesday (if necessary) and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...
Tuesday Hint: No hint needed this week.
Wednesday Answer: Congrats to morgentown for being the first to name the 11/16/91 "YEM," an oldie but a goodie if ever there was one. Enjoy your two livephish shows! The Blog will be back on Monday with another Mystery Jam...
We are incredibly thrilled this week to hightlight a handful of videos on our Friday "Video of the Week" blog. If you were poking around in the forums earlier this week, you may have seen that Jeff Meyers, @MoonDuckie78 inquired if people would be interested in checking out some vids he shot of Radio City Music Hall on 2000-05-21. A resounding yes! It's always fun seeing video from shows that previously had no video floating around. Especially from a spectacular venue like this and of course one from the two night run that marks Phishs' solitary visit to this hallowed hall. The thread included YouTube embeds of both Piper and Twist from the second set. We reached out to Jeff and asked him about his recollections from the show and he was gracious enough to share a few thoughts and the remainder of the video that he has. Read on to get a little flavor from these memorable shows from 2000....
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In honor of Trey's recent orchestral tour, Drew Hitz sat down with Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. Joe, who many consider the greatest trombone player in the world, discussed his experience perfoming with Trey Anastasio at Carnegie Hall in 2009.
Drew Hitz: Had you ever heard any of Trey's music, either solo or with Phish, before he played with you guys?
Joe Alessi: I'm ashamed to say I had not.
DH: Well you won't really stumble upon them in too many mainstream media outlets. Had you ever heard of Trey or Phish?